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My son was written up on a Article 107 and he didn't know he

My son was written up on a Article 107 and he didn't know he was supposed to submit a statement until after the fact.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: He has. Currently is awaiting to see JAG. he was at is command post awaiting to serve watch they though he was sleep, so he was hit with Article 92. Upon going to se ethe Master Chief, he had no idea he as supposed to submit a statement.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Right now, he's been given 45 day restriction, deduction in pay and rank. what is the probable outcome. Could he still face dishonerable discharge

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Back in 2000 I received a bcd for illegal use of a

Back in 2000 I received a bcd for illegal use of a controlled substance. I can still vote, however Im trying to get my concealed weapons permit in Florida. The maximum time I could have received was 6 months, and I was sentenced to 25 days, and got out after 21 or so for good behavior. The application states Dishonorably discharged, but mine is not a DH. How can I find out if I'm eligible to apply?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any official paperwork been filed?Customer: Florida. I have my dd214, but have not filed any for the license yet.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No. I applied for clemency years ago but it was denied. Haven't done anything with it in years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm assuming I don't have a felony conviction since I have a County job and wouldn't be able to with a felony.

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My question is im going back to my base voluntarily for

hello my question is im going back to my base voluntarily for desertion. what can i expect when i get there and what should i do? what are my options?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: state sideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i was arrested by civilian police i dnt know if that matters or not

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If a veteran has one honorable discharge. and one

HIIf a veteran has one honorable discharge. and one dishonorable. Can he apply for disability benefits. he suffer under the honorable discharge?

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I enlisted in the Army National Guard. If I refuse to report

Hi,I enlisted in the Army National Guard. If I refuse to report to RSP Drills (Drills Prior to Basic Training), and refuse to show up to my ship date for basic training, what is generally the punishment? Dishonorable Discharge?If I showed up to one drill (prior to basic training) just to give a formal letter to the commander stating my reasons for refusing to show up, would that change my legal status?finally, are drills prior to basic training required by law?

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I have an uncharacterized discharge from 2000 and I am

I have an uncharacterized discharge from 2000 and I am trying to get a Security Endorsement from the State of Texas. One of the disqualifiers for that endorsement is a dishonorable discharge. However, I am currently being considered for denial since the person reviewing my application admits ignorance to what 'Uncharacterized Discharged' is defined as. In my case, it was due to an ELS. What could I point her to for her to be corrected?

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I had an OTH in 1996, can I get a security clearance to work

I had an OTH in 1996, can I get a security clearance to work in a nuclear plant?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stat side, (North Carolina)JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Ive been discaharged over 20 years agoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NO

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I was giving a dishonorable discharge in 1986 i served in

i was giving a dishonorable discharge in 1986 i served in vietnam war i was in the usmc for 16 years i have 5 honaroble dis charges to my credit can i recieve benifits?JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?Customer: i reside in north carolina the offence happend at camp lejuine ncJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: what chain of commmand?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no,not at this time.thanks wayne

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I'm considering joining the Navy Reserves as a drilling

I'm considering joining the Navy Reserves as a drilling reservist (once a month, 2 weeks a year). I am a single parent and am not prepared to leave my son if I receive involuntary mobilization orders. What is the likelihood this type of orders will happen in the next 9 years? And if it happens (involuntary), is there a way for me to decline the orders and not receive a dishonorable discharge? I am a 1315 and have served 10 years, 6 months active duty. I would just like to make it to retirement for the Reserves, but my first priority will be the ability to be present for my son.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I'm stateside. I haven't signed the oath yet. I have 1 week until it expires, so I must make my decision.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm not in a unit. I'm not in the Reserves yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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